Is it normal for a hen that's just beginning to lay to lay tiny eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ariana Martinez, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. Ariana Martinez

    Ariana Martinez In the Brooder

    Jul 9, 2013
    I have a Rhode Island Red hen that I've had sence she was 3 days old and she's just at the right age to begin laying. Recently she laid what it believe is her first egg, and the egg was 3 times smaller than a normal sized egg. So my question is, is it a normal thing or is it just a one time thing to end up with a tiny egg?

  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Pullets that are just beginning to lay often lay smaller eggs. In a few weeks, she should be laying normal sized eggs.

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